South American Archaeology Products

  • At Home with the Aztecs

    An Archaeologist Uncovers Their Daily Life

    By Michael Smith

    At Home with the Aztecs provides a fresh view of Aztec society, focusing on households and communities instead of kings, pyramids, and human sacrifice. This new approach offers an opportunity to humanize the Aztecs, moving past the popular stereotype of sacrificial maniacs to demonstrate that these…

    Paperback – 2016-03-09 

  • Animals into Art

    Edited by Howard Morphy

    This book is one of a series of volumes resulting from the World Archaeological Congress, September 1986 which addressed world archaeology in its widest sense, investigating how people lived in the past and how and why changes took place to result in the forms of society and culture which exist now…

    Hardback – 2014-10-24
    Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

  • The Maya and Their Central American Neighbors

    Settlement Patterns, Architecture, Hieroglyphic Texts and Ceramics

    Edited by Geoffrey E Braswell

    The ancient Maya created one of the most studied and best-known civilizations of the Americas. Nevertheless, Maya civilization is often considered either within a vacuum, by sub-region and according to modern political borders, or with reference to the most important urban civilizations of…

    Paperback – 2014-04-15

  • The Ancient Central Andes

    By Jeffrey Quilter

    The Ancient Central Andes presents a general overview of the prehistoric peoples and cultures of the Central Andes, the region now encompassing most of Peru and significant parts of Ecuador, Bolivia, northern Chile, and northwestern Argentina. The book contextualizes past and modern scholarship and…

    Paperback – 2013-12-23
    Routledge World Archaeology

  • Ancient Alterity in the Andes

    A Recognition of Others

    By George F. Lau

    Ancient Alterity in the Andes is the first major treatment on ancient alterity: how people in the past regarded others. At least since the 1970s, alterity has been an influential concept in different fields, from art history, psychology and philosophy, to linguistics and ethnography. Having gained…

    Paperback – 2012-10-24

  • The First Maya Civilization

    Ritual and Power Before the Classic Period

    By Francisco Estrada-Belli

    When the Maya kings of Tikal dedicated their first carved monuments in the third century A.D., inaugurating the Classic period of Maya history that lasted for six centuries and saw the rise of such famous cities as Palenque, Copan and Yaxchilan, Maya civilization was already nearly a millennium old…

    Paperback – 2010-11-04

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